Thursday, July 28, 2011

Durham Prepares for the Electric Car

Private and public groups are preparing for electric cars by installing battery charging stations around the city and county. There are charging stations in place at Durham's Michael Jordan Nissan dealership, and there are plans for stations at libraries and other city and county government facilities, at American Tobacco downtown, and at private companies.

Duke Hosts Russian Official for Briefing on Business in Russia

In a meeting arranged by the US Russia Business Council, Senator Mikhail Margelov, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation met with representatives of the Fuqua School of Business and the Office of Global Strategy and Programs to discuss the changing landscape of business in Russia and the country's search for partners to further economic development. The meeting was attended by a representative from Senator Richard Burr's office and Jean Davis, director of International Trade for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Duke Ranks Among Best Workplaces in Higher Education

For the fourth year running, Duke has been named as one of the best colleges in the country to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The breadth of professional development program offerings including the Professional Development Institute and Leadership Academy contributed strongly to Duke's recognition as a great college to work for.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Durham Vegan Food Entrepreneur Featured on MSNBC's "Your Business"

Maggie Radzwiller, a veteran of the Durham food scene, is launching Conscious Cuisine, a line of gluten-free, oil-free and sodium-free vegan meals in a jar. Radzwiller and Conscious Cuisine will be featured on today's "Your Business" show on MSNBC, in the "Elevator Pitch" segment.

Durham Bull Desmond Jennings is Going to "The Show"

The Tampa Bay Rays announced that one of their top prospects, the Durham Bulls' Desmond Jennings, has been recalled to Tampa Bay. Jennings has spent parts of the past three seasons as a Bull. This season he has been batting .275 with a team-leading 68 runs scored, 17 stolen bases and three triples.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

American Heart Association Honors Durham Regional Hospital

The American Heart Association has recognized Durham Regional Hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients with the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top Performing Specialties Earn Honor Roll Designation for Duke Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center was designated an elite Honor Roll hospital by U.S. News & World Report thanks to top performing medical specialties: Geriatrics ranked No. 5 in the country, pulmonology No. 5, cardiology and heart surgery No. 7, neurology and neurosurgery No. 8, urology No. 8, gynecology No. 9, kidney disorders No. 9, cancer No. 11, rheumatology No. 12, gastroenterology No. 13, psychiatry No. 16, diabetes and endocrinology No. 26, ear, nose and throat, No. 27.

Durham's Spoonflower a Finalist in Facebook-Sponsored Contest for Small Businesses

Durham-based custom fabric business Spoonflower is one of 10 finalists in the "Facebook Big Break for Small Business" contest run by American Express OPEN and Facebook. The winning business will win $20,000 towards developing a social media strategy; as a finalist, Spoonflower has already been awarded a $2,500 Facebook advertising credit.

Duke Medical Center Ranked Ninth Overall by U.S. News & World Report

Duke University Medical Center is the ninth best hospital in the country, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Grammy Winning Durhamite Has World's Largest Collection of Legendary Banjos

Grammy winner Jim Mills' holds the world’s largest privately owned collection of Gibson flathead five-string Mastertone banjos made between 1930 and 1942 in a walnut-paneled, 1,000-square-foot Banjo Room located in his Durham home.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Burt's Bees Puts Durham on the ABC News "Made in the USA" Map

ABC's "World News with Diane Sawyer" has compiled an interactive map of products fabricated in all 50 states for their "Made in the USA" series. North Carolina has the fourth highest number of companies making products with Burt's Bees representing Durham.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Duke Finishes Fifth In Directors' Cup Standings

Duke finished in fifth place in the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings, released on Friday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The Directors’ Cup rankings measure an athletic program’s comprehensive sports success by totaling points based on a team’s finish in national competition.

Durham Wins US Mayors Award for Holton Center Renovation

The City of Durham has received an honorable mention from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the innovative development and launch of the Holton Career and Resource Center, a state-of-the-art vocational school, recreation center, and community clinic that improves the lives of thousands of students and community members who use the services provided there every day. The Honorable Mention City Livability Award, one of the most competitive programs sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, recognizes Durham’s effort to breathe new life into Northeast Central Durham.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival Brings National Recognition to Durham

Durham Parks and Recreation has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award for the success of the Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival, a community-wide celebration of African and African American culture, history and traditions. Awarded by the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), the Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities program honors the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs across the nation. The Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival has been a signature event in Durham since 1969.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

DPAC Boosts Attendance by 15%

In it's 2010-2011 season, the Durham Performing Arts Center hosted 179 performances and sold out 58. Attendance topped 350,000 guests which amounts to a 15 percent increase over the previous season.

Fullsteam to Represent North Carolina in Northwest Cherries' Tree to Table Challenge

Fullsteam Brewery will represent the state of North Carolina in Washington Fruit Commission's Northwest Cherries "Tree to Table" challenge. In honor of National Ranier Cherry Day on July 11, the cherry organization has selected an iconic restaurant or food producer in each state to incorporate the yellow red-blushed cherries into its menu this month.